S.I. No. 10/2005 - Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) Regulations 2005


S.I. No. 10 of 2005

Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) Regulations 2005

S.I. No. 10 of 2005

Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) Regulations 2005

I, Martin Cullen, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 95 (as amended by section 37 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994)) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 298 of 2002 (as adapted by the Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 305 of 2002 )), hereby make the following regulations:

1.         (1)      These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) Regulations 2005.

(2)      The Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 to 2004 and these Regulations may be cited together as the Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) Regulations 1997 to 2005 and are to be read as one.

(3)      These Regulations come into operation on 20 January 2005.

2.         (1)      A speed limit sign, as set out in the Schedule, shall consist of a white disc with a red border containing -

(a)      in black figures, the appropriate speed limit applying, and

(b)      beneath those figures, in black letters “km/h”.

(2)      The Schedule also sets out -

(a)      the dimensions and designs, and

(b)      the sign numbers applying to speed limit signs.

(3)      In this Regulation -

“Schedule” means the Schedule to these Regulations;

“speed limit sign” means a traffic sign indicating a road regulation in respect of a speed limit under Part 2 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (No. 44 of 2004).

3.         Article 7 and the Third Schedule to the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 ( S.I. No. 181 of 1997 ) are revoked.


Regulation 2

Speed Limit Signs



1.   The dimensions shown are in millimetres. The standard dimension for the diameter of each sign is shown and the range of alternative dimensions which may be used are shown in brackets.

2.   Where it is desired to repeat the speed limit sign along the length of a road, part carriageway or lane to which the speed limit applies, the diameter of the sign may be reduced to 450mm or to 300mm.

3.   A speed limit sign can be mounted on its own or on a backing board or as part of a larger traffic sign or in combination with other regulatory, warning or information traffic signs.

GIVEN under my Official Seal,

12 January 2005.




Minister for Transport


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations, which come into operation on 20 January 2005, set out the content, dimensions and designs of speed limit signs to indicate speed limits in metric (km/h) values.